lust) – which is our motive. Next, we must find another ONE who is selflessand also motivated by spiritual love. THEN, finally, we need to find another ONE who is eternal; which rules out human beings, so therefore, we canonly logically turn to YHWH, because only YHWH is eternal.When YHWH took the Ancient Israelites out of Egypt, HE was making amarriage arrangement for HIMSELF. The marriage vows were giventhrough Moses (in The Torah). The ancient Israelites were HIS betrothed,and HIS chosen bride-to-be. As soon as they were taken out of Egypt, they belonged to HIM. When they betrayed HIM by making the golden calf andworshipping it in front of HIM, the marriage was postponed. After they hadrepented of their act, and accepted their marriage vows (words of TheTorah), the wedding was back on, and YHWH took them into HIS house, thePromised Land where they
. There, HE did what any goodhusband would do; HE provided for and protected them. All he asked for was true love in return, selfless love. When they, Israel (now split into Israeland Judah), again committed spiritual adultery by worshipping other gods,HE sent them out of HIS house into Babylon, however, when the Israeliteshad finished their chastisement, HE took them back again, until they becameadulterers again, and again, until finally YHWH divorced them (first Israeland then Judah), and sent them out of HIS house
. Physical Israel nolonger had HIM to provide for them and protect them, they were put away.This true love arrangement didn’t work out because it wasn’t mutual, one party was selfish. This is what it means to be unequally yoked.
And I saw, when for all the causes whereby backsliding Israelcommitted adultery I had put her away, and given her a bill of divorce;yet her treacherous sister Judah feared not, but went and played theharlot also.
2 Corinthians 6:14
Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for whatfellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and whatcommunion hath light with darkness?